Sunday, June 26, 2022

BUSINESS BEAT: JCPenney celebrates 25 years at Greenville West Drive location

BUSINESS BEAT: JCPenney celebrates 25 years at Greenville West Drive location

GREENVILLE — Customer service and traditional department store bargains: These are the two factors that most contribute to a local retail outlet’s longevity, according to JCPenney manager Kristin Middaugh. Certainly there are other factors as well: Quality merchandise, national name recognition, large selection. But it’s that personal touch that makes all the difference, Middaugh says, particularly in a small town […]

Christmas Store in Trufant offers free goods to families today

Christmas Store in Trufant offers free goods to families today

TRUFANT — “She’s selfless and has a heart as big as the moon.” That’s the way Angie Bratty describes her friend, Kelli Medler. It’s an opinion likely to be shared by many of the area’s economically disadvantaged after today’s “Christmas Store” event at the Maple Valley Complex. That’s where Medler and a phalanx of volunteers have spent the past week […]

Greenville officers, Walmart help children with Christmas

Greenville officers, Walmart help children with Christmas

GREENVILLE— It’s the time of year for festivities, feasting and family. It’s also a time for giving. The Greenville Public Department of Public Safety (GDPS) teamed up with the Greenville Walmart once again to host Shop with a Hero on Friday. The event gives some local children who could use a helping hand the chance to make their Christmas a […]

Vestaburg bank manager gets prison for embezzling $300,000

Vestaburg bank manager gets prison for embezzling $300,000

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP — A former Vestaburg bank manager has been given a hefty prison sentence for embezzling nearly $300,000 at her place of employment. Sandra Ebright, 54, of Elwell, pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Seventeen additional counts of identity theft charges were dismissed. The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation at the Vestaburg branch of Mercantile Bank that led to […]

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